Time Out of Time

Posted: February 27, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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we just took some time out of time at Dowling Cottage in Blackheath
such a peaceful quiet space
to read and relax
and enjoy the wild beauty
wild waterfalls on the walk to Centennial Glen
a wave carved by Mother Nature
the heath near Porters Pass
the bush is recovering from the bushfires near Govetts Leap
Banksias need fire for the seeds to germinate
“Our minds are not hopeful …
But our nerves are made of optimistic stuff.”
a potent line on the last page of “Cosmo Cosmolino” by Helen Garner
roses full of love & light for my beautiful friend Julie and her partner Leigh dealing with a very aggressive cancer
praying for a miracle

  1. deemallon says:

    So glad you could get out of town for a few days. And I’m so sorry about your friend.

  2. grace says:

    oh….eeeeeeeeeeeeeee…..i can FEEL these images….FEEL them, the two of you
    there in this quiet place, dreaming up your Life that comes closer and closer….

  3. Tina says:

    Looks like a place that feeds the soul .. very beautiful .. peacefully nourishing.

  4. The juxtaposition of small homely dwellings amidst the soaring scale and beauty of a landscape like this one always touches my heart. A modest, human size place radiates repose that allows the magnificence of nature to enthrall without overwhelming. I feel like I could take a cup of tea into the garden and allow the wonder of life (and death) to wash over me.

  5. Eliene says:

    I am soo pleased that you were able to take the time out to go to the hills for a few days….& to think that you may be living up there by the end of the year [all going well; fingers x’d]. All the best for your friend Julie; may her continuing journey be filled with Light & Love. x

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Eliene))) we both felt so at home up there after only two nights, every time we visit Blackheath we run into someone we know, it’s going to be an easy transition for sure. The train line was closed for repairs after the big rains washed out a section of the track a few weeks ago so we drove up & avoided the toll roads by asking Rod’s iPhone to find the way there, even the old van enjoyed the run!

  6. Barry says:

    MC – Glad you were able to grab a bit of time out – important for the soul and body. B

  7. Hazel says:

    What a place of peace and deep spirit. Sending love to your friends and you, oxo.

  8. dinahmow says:

    Beautiful, Mo. And soothing, especially after recent traumas. Go well xx

  9. Nancy says:

    Oh Mo! What a special place this is! The energy transmits far and wide…I can feel it! May this soon be home. May your friend and all who love her travel well, heal well. xo

  10. Susan Hemann says:

    Such a lovely place Mo. Nature is so calming. We are in the middle of a blizzard in Ohio. Indoor plants and flowers are my wilderness right now. I do understand the need for fire but after all the dev
    Australia has been through- it’s hard to see. I have trouble seeing fire as life-affirming.

  11. Marti says:

    I’ve come to look many, many times because these photos are a balm for my soul, especially Govetts Leap. The undeniable strength of the bush to come back, well looking at all of these photos, Spirit is ever present and strong. May the strength of the land, wrap about your dear friend, nourish her and give her hope.

    The photo of the window and window seat, looking out over the land is a joy. I can see you and Rod, sitting there, cup of tea in hand, Rod strumming his guitar, song in the air and within this image, is the reality that soon, you won’t be traveling here, you both WILL be HERE.

  12. fiona says:

    Ahh Mo – that is so much your place; I can really feel it! Sometimes places are meant for us and us for them – may you make your way there and become Blackheathens!! (love that name)

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Fiona))) we would move there tomorrow if we had the wherewithal but have to wait til the ship of dreams that’s out there shimmering on the horizon comes in, feels like coming home….

  13. Loving thoughts to your friend and her family. Thank you for that quote, so beautiful and timely for me as well.

  14. Liz A says:

    “our nerves are made of optimistic stuff.”

    May your bodies and souls soon inhabit this peace-full place … and may your friends know peace in their journey, wherever it may lead

  15. Saskia van Herwaarden says:

    such a romantic place to dwell, an excellent way to recharge….so sorry about your friend

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Saskia))) it’s dawn here on Saturday, the last day of summer, one of my favourite memories is lying on the beach with Julie when we were in our early twenties, feeling sleek and sassy we promised each other we would never get old … well ha! now we are and I really hope we will have many more laughs together!

  16. Acey says:

    what a gorgeous spot to unwind and recharge! To still the mind and heart for standing strong for your friend.

  17. fiberels says:

    Nature is strong … hope everything recovers a bit from the bush fire ordeal !

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Els))) the bush will recover, Australian plants are well adapted to fire but people not so much, we all need to take climate change seriously if we want to keep living in our beautiful broken world!

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